How do I run Robocopy with Shadowcopy script
Posted on 2011-03-10
I have multiple locations, connected with vpn. I am interested in backing up all my files from one location to the other location every night. I currently have backupexec on my main location and have tried backing up to the remote location. My problem was that backupexec failed when backing up using the above method. (that's both backups, local and remote.) Downside using backupexec, Being that I have the constraints of a vpn (speed), I don't want to backup files which were backed up already. Hence, differential, would just build up over time and kill me, till I have to do another full backup. My other option would be incremental, that means I would also have to do another full backup every now and then, plus I would have the headache of restoring all backups.
I have therefore thought robocopy would be a great tool. I have 3 problems with this. 1) Open files, 2) Logs. 3) I need the logs, failed or success to be emailed in simple language.
I have read that robocopy could be run in conjunction with shadow copy. Question, could I have only those files that failed be copied via shadow copy, or being that shadow copy is a new file, would that mean that all files will be copied again?